Roasted Parmesan Courgettes

December 30, 2019Sew White

This is a delicious way to prepare courgettes for dinner! My Roasted Parmesan Courgettes are simple to prepare and succulent to eat.

You might have seen this photo on my Instagram account last week, It’s my first ever home grown round courgette grown in my little garden in Wimbledon. My dad bought the baby plant which was planted in our little veg patch in May and has thrived ever since. I haven’t seen round courgettes before and was pretty convinced they wouldn’t grow however I was wrong.

Roasted Parmesan Courgettes

They have grown like crazy! This was the first harvested on but there are 9 more growing and I hope they all reach this crazy size. This one courgette was enough for 6 of us as part of a roast dinner this week. I asked about on social media to know to get the best out of this courgette when cooking. Among the suggestions I had was to try adding parmesan and roasting would be amazing and oh it was!

Growing courgettes at home

I love my little veg patch. It’s only 3m long x 50cm deep but most years it does produce a lot. Usually I just plant tomatoes and maybe some potatoes but this year I decided to try planting lots and hope that some would grow. This year I’m growing tomatoes, courgettes, carrots, beetroot and hopefully the Brussels sprouts and broccoli might yield some veg. I bought some stand alone potato bags for the reason that the roots wouldn’t disrupt the main veg patch. As a result so far I’ve had 3kgs of potatoes from 3 potato bags and happy tummies at dinner time. Bring on the Roasted Parmesan Courgettes.

Round courgettes homegrown in London from the small vegetable patch.

Gorgeous homegrown vegetables

Home grown giant round courgettes

Freshly cut off and ready for dinner

What to do with round courgettes?

Round courgettes like the ones I have grown and used in this recipe are delicious and like regular courgettes they are hugely versatile in what you can use them for. You can use for courgetti spaghetti, chopped up and used in pasta sauces or even roasted with vegetables for a dinner tray bake.

What to do with round courgettes is exactly the same as what to do normal courgettes. They might look weird but they are exactly the same to use when cooking as their regular counterparts. I do love how they look and how they taste. Homegrown definitely taste delicious but I’ve found a few round ones at markets too. There is something more fun about vegetables when they look a bit weird or unusual.

Roasted Courgettes Recipe

My favourite way to cook courgettes is to roast them. Roasted courgettes are roasted and can always be counted on to work. Adding a sprinkle of Parmesan makes them feel more indulgent and a bit naughty. However you don’t need much to make them taste lovely. For roasting it is best to cut them, add a pinch of salt and allow for the water to come out. Leave for a bit to get as much water off as possible. Drain them or dab them with kitchen paper to absorb the last of the water and then sprinkle with Parmesan before popping in to the oven.

Golden oven baked Roasted Parmesan Courgettes fresh from the oven. Large round courgette recipes uk.

Look how gorgeous the Roasted Parmesan Courgettes look when it has just come out of the oven. The cheese has melted into the courgette and has a caught a little to give crispy bits which were everyone’s favourite.

Roasted Parmesan Courgettes ready for the oven. Courgette slices on a baking tray sprinkled in parmesan cheese.

Courgettes

I never really like courgettes as a child but having seen the courgette recipes by Jamie Oliver and experimenting over the years, this recipe for Roasted Parmesan Courgettes is now my go to. Having seen how other chefs and cooks use this brilliant ingredient I felt encouraged to have a go. Since pairing them with a sprinkling of cheese I am convert. Now I adore courgettes. If you cut these up in to chip shapes you could get some really nice vegetable style chunky cheesy chips.

Can anyone grate Parmesan without eating a little bit as you go? It’s looking with wine you always have a little bit as you go. Or is that just me?

Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Roasted Parmesan Courgettes

This is a delicious way to prepare courgettes for dinner! My Roasted Parmesan Courgettes are simple to prepare and succulent to eat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: British, International
Keyword: Roasted Parmesan Courgettes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Sisley White

Ingredients

  • Courgettes 1 large round or 3 normal courgettes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil You can use vegetable oil instead
  • Parmesan

Instructions

  • Slice the courgettes. I sliced them just shy of a 1cm. Be careful when cutting them as they can roll.
  • Lay them on a baking tray and sprinkle with salt – a good pinch per slice. This will help draw out the moisture before cooking.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and leave for about 30 minutes to an hour for the moisture to be bought out.
  • After it's resting time pour any water away.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  • Freshly grate pamesan on to the courgette and drizzle a little more oil
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes until it starts to go golden brown.

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6 Comments

  • Kelly

    August 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Oh wow what a great recipe! My Mum is a veggie and it’s really hard to find things she likes for starters when I have her over for dinner. These are perfect.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      I hope she likes them!

  • Amy

    September 24, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Loooove this recipe! Courgette and cheese! You cant go wrong. Made them so many times since trying them for the first time!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 26, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you so much Amy! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. They are scrumptious!

  • Rebecca Reading

    April 24, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    A perfect twist to a normal serving of courgette, had ours with a roast and it is now a regular feature in the weekly menu!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 25, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Thank you! Adding cheese is always such a good idea!

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